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The NGO International Film Festival

The NGO International Film Festival 2021

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Applications are open for the NGO International Film Festival 2021. Each year, national and international NGOs receive huge amounts of funding to implement humanitarian and development projects around the world. Part of these funds is used to develop multimedia products including films and animation used as a way of documenting lessons learned and sharing, increasing visibility as well as for campaigns and evidence-driven advocacy interventions. Once developed, most of these materials end up in the organizations’ archives or with limited distribution.

The NGO International Film Festival comes in as a way of bridging the gap and to create an opportunity for sharing knowledge, information and discussions through films. The festival, the first of its kind, it will take place 20th – 22nd October 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya.


There is no better time than this year where the United Nations has adopted the theme ‘International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development’. This re-affirms the contributions of the global creative community in the promotion of economic growth, foster innovation and provide opportunities, benefits and empowerment for all and respect for all human rights.

NGO therefore welcomes you to participate and support this festival by becoming a partner, submit a film(s) and sponsor this unique platform.



The NGO International Film Festival aims to collate and disseminate human-interest stories that are themed around the Sustainable Development Goals, promote a knowledge-sharing culture, and develop a digital media library for future activists, campaigners and policymakers.

Comprising a jury of 11 members, the festival aims to select and nominate films that are themed under the SDGs in seventeen (17) different categories/goals, and award the rightful copyright owners (organization).

Who can apply?

  • Moreover, the NGO International Film Festival is open to all national and international development organizations and agencies.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline01 April,2021
Open toAll



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